Federal College of Education, Okene was established in 1974 At its inception, it was known as Federal Advanced Teachers College, Okene but it was renamed Federal College of Education, Okene in 1985. It was under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Education up to 1987.
However, in 1987, the college assumed an autonomous status. Decree No.4 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Gazette No.16, Vol.73 of 21st March made this college an autonomous institution; by implication, the highest policy making body now is the governing council of the college, which is constituted by the Federal Government.
Students are admitted from all over the country in fulfilment of the Federal Government’s objective in setting up the college, which among others, is to serve as a unifying force among the various ethnic groups in Nigeria.
The vision of the college is a reflection of the national vision which sees Nigeria of the 21st century as a nation of all round development. It is envisaged that illiteracy would be wiped out and education will truly be a pivot of achieving social cohesion and economic development. Federal College of Education, Okene is poised to contributing its quota in making this dream a reality.
The mission of the college stems partly from one of the initial aims of establishing Federal Colleges of Education. This aim is to have Unity Teachers’ Colleges serve as unifying force for the various ethnic groups in the country. Federal College of Education, Okene will continue as part of its assigned roles, to provide professional training for would be teachers by adequately equipping the trainees for the effective discharge of their roles as teachers.
Nigeria’s Policy on Education (2013) is based on the integration of the individual into a sound and effective citizenry. Therefore, Federal College of Education, Okene firmly believes that admission policies as laid down by Government must be followed and that stipulated programmes, especially, in the National Commission for colleges of Education Minimum Standard Document shall be complied with to produce sound and effective citizens able to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Knowledge Par Excellence
To be major key player in nation-building, progressive learning and development by producing quality mid-level manpower in Nigeria Educational system
To achieve academic excellence by producing distinctive students who are outstanding in; Culture, Knowledge, Moral and Behaviour through teaching and learning